1. Videos of the Week: Green Day Rocks 'Girls,' Erykah Badu Talks 'Window Seat,' Mos Def Goes Gabba

    April 02, 2010 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Green Day rocks out in the desert, Erykah Badu continues to address the media storm around her "Window Seat" video ( watch 10 more naked videos here ), Mos Def dresses up for Yo ...

  2. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with mus ...

  3. Black Keys Becoming 'Brothers' This May

    March 02, 2010 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 The members of Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys may not be blood related, but the title of their upcoming album reflects their deep bond. Due May 18 on Nonesuch, "Brothers" is the Black Keys' sixth studio record and was large ...

  4. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker ...

  5. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she ...

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's hist ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Keith Richards, Diddy, A Tribe Called Quest And More

    January 25, 2010 7:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. One contestant's "American Idol" dreams were prematurely extinguished, after a proud parent made a fatal error. Michael "Big Mike" ...

  8. Gorillaz Returning With 'Plastic Beach' This Spring

    January 20, 2010 5:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Hot on the heels of the announcement that the group will headline the 2010 Coachella Festival , Damon Albarn's cartoon-pop band Gorillaz is set to return on March 9 with its third album, "Plastic Beach." The 16 track set is due out on ...

  9. Gorillaz "Plastic Beach" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Gorillaz, "Plastic Beach" (Parlophone/EMI) Release Date: March 2010 With Gorillaz ' last album, "Demon Days," selling more than 5 million copies globally, according to EMI, including 2.2 million in the United States, accordi ...

  10. Dirty Projectors Jam Again With Roots, Mos Def, Kweli

    November 25, 2009 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The Dirty Projects / Roots musical love affair continued today (Nov. 25) on the set of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," as two members of the Brooklyn-based group joined the Roots to back Mos Def and Talib Kweli on their song "History. ...

  11. Lala Scores Exclusive Tracks For New Google Feature

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fresh off a new streaming partnership with Google, digital music provider Lala has scored exclusive access to several tracks from a variety of labels and artists as part of a bid to help promote the new Google music search feature. Artists includi ...

  12. Video: Mos Def "Embedded" Preview

    October 13, 2009 1:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Current Music Presents: Embedded" is a six-part special series that gives fans intimate, behind-the-scenes access to their favorite artists. Billboard.com has an exclusive, extended sneak-peak at the first episode featuring rapper Mos Def ...

  13. Jared Evan Is Ready To Make Major Noise

    October 12, 2009 6:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sometime in 1992 on Long Island's north shore, four-year-old Jared Evan began smacking the chairs in his family's basement with hockey sticks. To salvage their furniture, his parents borrowed a friend's old Ludwig drum set and passed ...

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  15. Bilal To Release Electro-Jazz Rock Album In 2010

    October 08, 2009 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 B ilal hasn't put out an official album since 2001's "1st Born Second," but fans can rest assured that new solo material is on the way. The R&B singer is almost done recording his next album, he tells Billboard.com, and it� ...

  16. Speech Debelle Makes Noise, Mos Def Embraces Death

    September 28, 2009 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 On today's Daily Noise brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Speech Debelle is riding high after winning the Mercury Prize two weeks ago, the UK critics' award for best album of the year for "Speech Therapy". The once-homeles ...

  17. The Daily Noise 9.28.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.28.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 28, 2009 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Speech Debelle is on the rise after Mercury win, Mos Def to film documentary about black punk pioneers, and Karen O goes "Where the Wild Things Are". Kasabian , Death , where the wild things are , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , bat ...

  18. 'Embedded' Provides A New Music Documentary Outlet On TV

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is in a Tokyo hotel room, wearing a bathrobe and smoking a cigarette. He's holding forth on the differences between Japanese and American culture, revealing how impressed he is by the intensity of the local hip-hop fans who have been ...

  19. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band , Pearl Jam , Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel ), Elvis Co ...

  20. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel), Elvis Cos ...

  21. Black Keys Reveal Blakroc Hip-Hop Project Details

    September 11, 2009 6:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 An album featuring the Black Keys and some of the biggest names in hip-hop will be released Nov. 27 (the so-called "Black Friday" day after Thanksgiving) under the name Blakroc, Billboard.com can reveal. The project sports contributions fr ...

  22. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Record ...

  23. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Record ...

  24. Black Eyed Peas 'E.N.D.' Up At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 17, 2009 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 304,000 -- the hip-pop act's best sales week ever. It's also the first No. 1 album for the group, which had previously gone as high as No. 2. Its last ...

  25. Black Eyed Peas Score First No. 1 Album

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas go "Boom Boom Pow!" on the Billboard 200 chart, netting its first No. 1 album as "The E.N.D." bows atop the list with 304,000 ... Aventura scores a record high week with its new set "The Last," sta ...

  26. Black Eyed Peas Poised For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 11, 2009 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas are aiming to go "Boom" with its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week as its new set, "The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)," is poised to open in the top slot. Industry sources suggest that the w ...

  27. The Roots Ready New Album

    June 10, 2009 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just a little over a year since the release of "Rising Down," Philadelphia's the Roots are working on their 11th album, entitled "How I Got Over." The Def Jam release is slated for an October street date, as per a recent upd ...

  28. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thiever ...

  29. Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 07, 2009 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas, Damian Marley, the Roots, Big Boi and Common, among others, will lead this summer's Rock the Bells traveling hip-hop festival, which is set to visit 10 North American cities on consecutive weekends from June 27-Aug. 9. Also on the bill in ...

  30. Beyonce Belts It Out On 'Cadillac' Soundtrack

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last" will lead the soundtrack for "Cadillac Records," due Dec. 2 from Columbia. Beyonce stars as James in the film, which chronicles the rise and fall of iconic lab Beyonce's cov ...

  31. Chart Beat: Beyonce, T.I., Josiah Leming

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from "At Last," T.I., Josiah Leming and more! THIS COULD BE THE 'LAST' TIME: Mack Gordon and Harry Warren wrote "At Last" for the film "Orchestra Wives" in 1942. Glenn Miller had a ...

  32. Arrest Warrant Issued For Mos Def In Vegas

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Authorities say rapper Mos Def is being sought on an arrest warrant in Las Vegas after allegedly scuffling with a photographer at a fashion trade show in August. Authorities say rapper Mos Def is being sought on an arrest warrant in Las Vegas after ...

  33. New Mos Def Album Set For February

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mos Def will release his Downtown debut, "The Ecstatic," on Feb. 9, Billboard.com can reveal. The first single, "Life in Marvelous Times," will hit iTunes as an exclusive on Nov. 4. Mos Def will release his Downtown debut, " ...

  34. Rock The Bells Tour Making European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its Europ ...

  35. Rock The Bells To Make European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. The European trek launches Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Arena in ...

  36. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also ...

  37. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Under the agreement, Interscope will provide strategic marketing and promotion for ...

  38. Favorite Rock The Bells Performance

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the scheduled and surprise performances. What was your favorite? Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the schedule ...

  39. Jay-Z Leads Parade Of Guests At Rock The Bells

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells festival at Jones Beach on Long Island, N.Y., joining Nas for two songs during the latter's set. Also making surprise Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterd ...

  40. Nas Unveils North American Tour Plans

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due July 15 via Def Jam. In between performance dates on this summer's Rock th ...

  41. Mos Def Hits The Studio With Mr. DJ

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is hard at work on his upcoming album "The Estatic," but not with Kanye West, as previously reported . The MC is now working closely with Outkast producer Mr. DJ on the project, which is slated for release later this year on Down ...

  42. Poll Recap

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Last week, we asked our readers: Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Here are the responses from the 1,662 respondents: Rothbury Festival n ...

  43. Peter Hadar

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everything comes full circle. Just ask R&B/soul singer Peter Hadar. Everything comes full circle. Just ask R&B/soul singer Peter Hadar. Though born into a performance-minded family (his father was a singer and an actor) and blessed with musi ...

  44. Summer Fun

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celine Dion. Radiohead. Rock the Bells with Tribe Called Quest, Nas, and Mos Def. Kanye West with Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D. Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the sum Celine Dion. Radiohead. Rock the Bells with Trib ...

  45. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Calle After breaking out last year with a handful ...

  46. Tribe, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul Lead Rock The Bells

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim a ...

  47. The Roots Bump 'Birthday' From New Album

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has fallen off of "Rising Down," due April 29 via Def Jam. The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features ...

  48. Mos Def To Play Chuck Berry In Chess Film

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck Berry in "Cadillac Records," which is filming in New Jersey. Beyonce is starring as Etta James in the film, which chronicles the rise of le Rapper/actor Mos Def will pl ...

  49. India.Arie Launches SoulBird Label

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In partnership with Universal Republic Records, India.Arie is launching a new label, SoulBird Music. In partnership with Universal Republic Records, India.Arie is launching a new label, SoulBird Music. Georgia native Anthony David, a longtime musica ...

  50. The Roots 'Rise' On Upcoming Album

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' ?uestlove and Black Thought hosted a private listening session on Thursday (March 6th) of their upcoming 10th album, "Rising Down," set for an April 29 release via Def Jam. "Rising" features guest appearances fr ...

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